All Things Considered http://wamc.org en Republican Milne Launches Campaign Website http://wamc.org/post/republican-milne-launches-campaign-website <p></p><p></p><p>Republican Scott Milne has formally launched his campaign for Vermont governor, accusing incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin of a radical style of governing and promising a more moderate approach. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 95561 at http://wamc.org Republican Milne Launches Campaign Website Ariz. Governor Orders Review After Execution Lasts 2 Hours http://wamc.org/post/ariz-governor-orders-review-after-execution-lasts-2-hours <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Ariz.+Governor+Orders+Review+After+Execution+Lasts+2+Hours&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:05:00 +0000 editor 95571 at http://wamc.org Vermont Panel Takes Testimony On Protecting Kids http://wamc.org/post/vermont-panel-takes-testimony-protecting-kids <p></p><p></p><p>A special legislative committee seeking solutions to a child protection crisis in Vermont heard from a number of key players Wednesday, including the heads of the child welfare department, the state police, police chiefs and prosecutors. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 95560 at http://wamc.org Vermont Panel Takes Testimony On Protecting Kids Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food? http://wamc.org/post/can-you-trust-organic-label-imported-food Maybe you've wondered, while looking at the price tag on some organic produce, whether that label is telling the truth.<p><a href="http://peterlaufer.com/">Peter Laufer</a>, a writer and professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, doesn't just wonder. He's an outright skeptic, especially because the organic label seems to him like a license to raise prices. And also because those products are arriving through supply chains that stretch to far corners of the world.<p>The U.S. imports organic soybeans from China, spices from India, and dried fruits from Turkey. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 95567 at http://wamc.org Can You Trust That Organic Label On Imported Food? Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling http://wamc.org/post/common-ground-between-iraqs-rebels-may-be-crumbling Abu Wissam speaks to us by phone from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. He asks us to use his nickname to protect him, his family and his missing father before he recounts his father's kidnapping.<p>The men came on evening of July 3, just before Abu Wissam's family was preparing to break their day-long fast during the holy month of Ramadan.<p>"There were seven of them and before I knew it they were in our kitchen," he says.<p>Abu Wissam asked them who they were. They said they were from the Islamic State, and then they took his father, a retired general who served in Saddam Hussein's army. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 95564 at http://wamc.org Common Ground Between Iraq's Rebels May Be Crumbling Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery http://wamc.org/post/summer-program-hungry-kids-gets-creative-food-delivery More than 21 million children get free or reduced priced meals during the school year. But in the summer, that number drops to only three million.<p>The big question is what happens to all the other children. Do they get enough, and the right food, to eat?<p>This summer, government agencies and non-profit groups are making a massive push to get millions of meals to kids who might otherwise go hungry as part of the nationwide <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program-sfsp">summer nutrition program</a>. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 95557 at http://wamc.org Summer Program For Hungry Kids Gets Creative With Food Delivery Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music http://wamc.org/post/finding-anthropology-latin-dance-music <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15199041/jorge-drexler" target="_blank">Jorge Drexler</a>'s songs have been called introspective and literate. He's been compared to <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168166/paul-simon" target="_blank">Paul Simon</a>. But a couple years ago, the Uruguayan musician began to wonder what it would take to write dance-oriented music. That's the assignment he gave himself on his latest album, <em>Bailar en la Cueva</em>, or "dancing in the cave."<p>"I decided to start this record from the feet and from the movement centers in the body," Drexler says. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 editor 95553 at http://wamc.org Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music Confusion With A Chance Of Clarity: Your Weather Questions, Answered http://wamc.org/post/confusion-chance-clarity-your-weather-questions-answered Many listeners and readers felt a concise explanation of "a 20 percent chance of rain" was missing from <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/22/332650051/there-s-a-20-percent-chance-of-rain-so-what-does-that-mean" target="_blank">this story</a> about weather forecasts and probability, so we followed up with two meteorologists.<p>From meterologist Eli Jacks, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service:<p><blockquote><p>"There's a 20 percent chance that at least one-hundreth of an inch of rain — and we call that measurable amounts of rain — will fall at any s Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 95554 at http://wamc.org 'Tahrir Harassment' Trials End In Sexual Assault Convictions http://wamc.org/post/tahrir-harassment-trials-end-sexual-assault-convictions Sexual assault convictions have been handed down to some Egyptian men, after several women were attacked during celebrations for incoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Audie Cornish speaks with freelance journalist Nadine Marroushi about the verdicts. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 editor 95547 at http://wamc.org New Hampshire Argues Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Is Legal http://wamc.org/post/new-hampshire-argues-abortion-clinic-buffer-zone-legal <p></p><p></p><p>New Hampshire says its law allowing abortion clinics to create buffer zones is different from a Massachusetts law struck down last month by the U.S. Supreme Court. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 95477 at http://wamc.org New Hampshire Argues Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Is Legal